TUCKER & COWEN PARTNERS SCOOP AWARDS POOL

TUCKER & COWEN PARTNERS SCOOP AWARDS POOL

TUCKER & Cowen has blitzed the latest Doyle's Guide rankings, with three partners being singled out.

Richard Cowen, David Tucker (pictured left) and David Schwarz have bolstered the Adelaide Street firm's Tier 1 ranking for Insolvency. Founding partner Tucker says the appraisal reaffirms his team is on the right track, an...

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SWAPPING THE TOOL BELT FOR A SUIT AND TIE

SWAPPING THE TOOL BELT FOR A SUIT AND TIE

FROM the work site to the court room, Paul Hick (pictured) is proving that real industry experience really pays off in construction law. At just 14, Hick started his career as an apprentice carpenter then progressed into various industry roles including subcontractor, estimator, project manager and drafter, and after 22 years in the indus...

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PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD

PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD

LET your feet do the pleading on May 12 at the Queensland Legal Walk.

The 5km walk is being held in Brisbane and regional centres including the Sunshine Coast, Mackay, Townsville, Toowoomba and Cairns.

The event aims to raise $100,000 to support pro bono legal services of private firms and community legal centres for disadvantaged members ...

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UQ MOOTING TEAM WINS BIG IN BEIJING

UQ MOOTING TEAM WINS BIG IN BEIJING

THE University of Queensland mooting team has taken out another international title, winning the 6th International Air Law Moot Court Competition, held in Beijing. UQ law students Georgina Morgan, Amina Karcic and Ella Rooney (picutred) represented Australia in the competition, which ran from 9-12 April. Director of Mooting Associate ...

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BRISBANE FIRM AT THE TOP OF THE TABLE IN ITS FIRST YEAR

BRISBANE FIRM AT THE TOP OF THE TABLE IN ITS FIRST YEAR

BRISBANE-based boutique corporate law firm Talbot Sayer has outranked Australia and New Zealand's top-tier firms by placing first in the Thomson Reuters league tables for deals up to $50 million in the first quarter of 2015, just 12 months after opening its doors. The firm also placed equal first with Allens Linklaters and Herbert Smi...

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DENNING INSURANCE LAW OPENS IN BRISBANE

DENNING INSURANCE LAW OPENS IN BRISBANE

KATE Denning has opened Denning Insurance Law in Brisbane CBD, a boutique firm that intends to simplify the infrastructure of larger firms. 

The firm offers legal services for corporate clients and insurers in the areas of public liability, workers' compensation, and compulsory third party, marine and commercial claims.

Denning In...

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BRISBANE CLIENTS INCREASINGLY FAVOUR MEDIATION FOR FAMILY LAW

BRISBANE CLIENTS INCREASINGLY FAVOUR MEDIATION FOR FAMILY LAW

THE popularity of mediation and out-of-court settlements for family law cases has surged over the last five years, according to a director at family law specialists Hartley Healy. Brett Hartley (pictured) says funding cuts to the family and federal circuit courts are pushing up processing times and encouraging Brisbane clients to avoid th...

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CONVERTING CHALLENGES INTO OPPORTUNITIES

CONVERTING CHALLENGES INTO OPPORTUNITIES

BAKER and McKenzie acts for more than three quarters of the Fortune 500 companies and turns over more than $3.2 billion a year, yet it sees its move into the Brisbane market as integral to its global strategy.

The US-based law firm opened the doors to a new office in Brisbane at the end of last year, and since then has been working to es...

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CDI LAWYERS BUILDS ITS PORTFOLIO

CDI LAWYERS BUILDS ITS PORTFOLIO

CDI LAWYERS opened its doors in January 2015 and has already built its specialist construction, development and infrastructure law firm from a team of 12 to 22.

Led by former national head of construction at Holding Redlich Stephen Pyman (pictured below), CDI Lawyers most recently celebrated being retained on a number of new projects by ...

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DANCING AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

DANCING AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

BRISBANE CEOs have danced their feet off in aid of Women's Legal Service at the Glitter Ball Gala Dinner.

On Friday 27 March, the Brisbane City Hall ballroom was taken back to a carefree era of flares, glitter and platform shoes, although for a serious cause.

Six CEOs swapped the boardroom table for the dancefloor to support the...

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FIVE MINUTES WITH.. FAMILY LAWYER BRETT HARTLEY

FIVE MINUTES WITH.. FAMILY LAWYER BRETT HARTLEY

IT is Brett Hartley's passion for helping people achieve fair outcomes and giving them the opportunity to move on with their life that has seen him spend 26 years in family law.

His firm, Hartley Healy (previously Hartley Family Law Specialists) was one of the first Brisbane law firms to exclusively practice in family law and has exp...

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SLATER & GORDON EYES BILLION-DOLLAR DEAL

SLATER & GORDON EYES BILLION-DOLLAR DEAL

SLATER & Gordon is looking to acquire Quindell's Professional Services Division (PSD) in the UK, following its announcement of an A$890 million accelerated renounceable entitlement offer.

The firm has entered a trading halt on the ASX in the lead-up to announcing the billion-dollar acquisition.

The agreement is in line with Slater ...

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GOVERNMENT 'FAILING VICTIMS OF CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT'

GOVERNMENT 'FAILING VICTIMS OF CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT'

THE Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) says it is "extremely disappointed" by the Federal Government's rejection of a national compensation scheme for victims of institutional child sexual assault. 

This follows a "troubling" submission by the government to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to ...

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SA PENALTY RATES WONT REFLECT IN QLD PAY LEVELS

SA PENALTY RATES WONT REFLECT IN QLD PAY LEVELS

THE landmark deal in South Australia to slash weekend penalty rates for retail workers has business owners in sister states asking why it is not occurring in their area.

Employment law expert Brett Wilson says it is inevitable that business and unions throughout Australia will closely examine the SA deal and there will be pressure to imp...

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CALLS TO BETTER PROTECT CLIENT-LAWYER CONFIDENTIALITY

CALLS TO BETTER PROTECT CLIENT-LAWYER CONFIDENTIALITY

THE Law Council of Australia is calling on the federal government to further amend the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to require law enforcement and intelligence agencies to obtain a warrant to access client-lawyer communications.

This follows the Government's intention to amend the act around journalist's ...

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QLD IN DARK AGES WHEN IT COMES TO REGULATING SPORT

QLD IN DARK AGES WHEN IT COMES TO REGULATING SPORT

RENEWED calls for the regulation of combat sport have been voiced following the death of professional Queensland boxer Braydon Smith.

Brisbane-based sports lawyer Tim Fuller of McInnes Wilson Lawyers says Queensland is behind the times and needs to follow in the steps of its sister states that regulate professional boxing and ultimately ...

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DLA PIPER HEADS UP TRANSPORT DEAL

DLA PIPER HEADS UP TRANSPORT DEAL

DLA Piper has advised on the acquisition of a significant Australian transport company which operates in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. Corporate M&A partner David Ryan, Brisbane-based transport partner Alex Guy (pictured) and M&A senior associate Horace Wu have advised Keolis Downer on its agree...

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STUCK BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

STUCK BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

A BRISBANE sports lawyer says controversies such as the Titans cocaine drug scandal leaves all involved between a rock and a hard place.  Tim Fuller (pictured below), who formerly played professionally in the NRL for South Sydney and the Gold Coast, says from a legal perspective the situation has created a set of circumstances that a...

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OVERCOMING A 'POISONOUS CULTURE' WITHIN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

OVERCOMING A 'POISONOUS CULTURE' WITHIN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

JUSTICE Margaret McMurdo says while we have reason to celebrate, there is still reason to commiserate when it comes to gender equality and female representation in the legal profession.

Speaking at a Women in Law event at Bond University, the Queensland Court of Appeal President presented the legal profession with a novel idea - obey the...

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PUTTING A STOP TO TRADE MARK TROLLS

PUTTING A STOP TO TRADE MARK TROLLS

TRAGEDIES such as the disappearance of the MH370 Malaysian Airlines flight, the 2014 Paris terror attacks and the MH17 plane crash which killed 298 passengers and crew on board are being turned into money makers by 'trade mark trolls'.  This involves people grabbing contentious issues from the news and creating internet domai...

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FROM ENGINEERING TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

FROM ENGINEERING TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

NICOLE Murdoch started her career in electrical engineering and worked for 10 years in information technology before she found her true calling. She undertook a Juris Doctor at Bond University and, after graduating in 2007, worked for nine months with Minter Ellison before training to become a patent and trademark attorney at Cullens Pate...

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ONE YEAR ON, ARE WE ANY SAFER?

ONE YEAR ON, ARE WE ANY SAFER?

AUSTRALIA'S privacy laws turned one this week but the technology we use the most is still governed by a law from its dark ages.

There is now an audience backing calls by a former United States Homeland Security Department secretary for a major overhaul of rules on internet jurisdiction.

Bond University Law professor Dan Svantesson and ...

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CREEVEY RUSSELL LAUNCHES TOOWOOMBA SISTER COMPANY

CREEVEY RUSSELL LAUNCHES TOOWOOMBA SISTER COMPANY

QUEENSLAND law firm Creevey Russell Lawyers is launching a sister company in Toowoomba called CR Lawyers. Perry Russell (right), a principal of Creevey Russell, will head up the new firm and its services in conveyancing, wills and estate planning, criminal law, family law, and leases. Russell says the new sister company is a "win...

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AND THE AWARD GOES TO...

AND THE AWARD GOES TO...

CARTER Newell Lawyers has won the 2015 Queensland Law Society Equity and Diversity Awards - Large Legal Practice Award. The award recognises firms that embrace the changing nature of the legal profession by promoting positive firm culture through policies addressing diversity, equity, equal opportunity and flexible work practices. Car...

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RECENT APPOINTMENTS

RECENT APPOINTMENTS

FORMER investigator for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Juanita Rayson, has joined DibbsBarker law firm as a partner.

With more than 20 years' experience in the Brisbane market, she joins the firm from Corrs Chambers Westgrath where she spent over 10 years, including a brief stint as General Counsel of BrisConne...

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WHERE IT WENT WRONG FOR THE LNP

WHERE IT WENT WRONG FOR THE LNP

THE Queensland state president of the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) has described the LNP as arrogant and power hungry two traits that contributed to its historical election defeat. Michelle James (pictured left), speaking at the ALA's Queensland State Conference, says the "slashing of rights" at the hands of the LNP lef...

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LOST THE BATTLE, BUT WON THE WAR

LOST THE BATTLE, BUT WON THE WAR

THE legal team that fought for the freedom of baby Ferouz and his asylum seeking family has been awarded the 2015 Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) Queensland Civil Justice Award.  The pro-bono case which involved the Myuddin family, who had been involved in a lengthy legal battle with the federal government, argued that son Ferouz d...

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BROCKOVICH: 'YOU DON'T NEED A DEGREE TO BE HUMAN'

BROCKOVICH: 'YOU DON'T NEED A DEGREE TO BE HUMAN'

HIGH flying legal crusader Erin Brockovich is touring Down Under with one strong message: "it is when all of us come together that we can actually begin to effect change." The environmental activist, who is known for her relentless pursuit of justice for those who have been wronged, is encouraging all Australians to come togethe...

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LITTLE HOPE FOR BALI NINE DRUG DUO

LITTLE HOPE FOR BALI NINE DRUG DUO

A BRISBANE lawyer involved in the Bali Nine drug case says there is now little prospect that the lives of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be spared, and he has put the blame squarely on the "unauthorised actions" of the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Robert Myers, who has been working for almost a decade to redress the &...

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BRISBANE LEGAL LEADERS COMMENT ON THE YEAR AHEAD

BRISBANE LEGAL LEADERS COMMENT ON THE YEAR AHEAD

LEADERS from Brisbane law firms have put a mixed 2014 behind them to embrace a new year of opportunity.

Holding Redlich partner Troy Lewis described the prevailing sentiment perfectly, when he said he was "cautiously optimistic" about the year ahead.

Across the board, there is a view that the way legal services are being d...

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